Hey, Its okay to be fragile: By Megan

  I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda glad May is over. Not because it is now officially summer, exams are over and the weather’s getting better. But because May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Me saying this sounds quite hypocritical; I like to spread awareness on mental health issues and have done so for the

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I Survived The Leaving Cert! By Katie

Since 12:30 on Thursday 13th June, the birds started singing and the sun began to shine once again for me. My very last leaving cert exam had finished (I hope!). As I walked out of the school doors one last time, I felt an immense weight being lifted from my shoulders. I consider myself quite

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Is Online Counselling Right for Me?

Do you think you might need to speak to someone about your mental health? Today, we hear from Lorraine Hackett, who is a counsellor with My Mind about what options are available… Counselling (and psychotherapy, which is longer term and more in-depth, but similar to counselling) is a good step if you feel that you

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Lesbian Is My Label, Not My Box: By Isobel

Burst down these closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight – Harvey Milk  Ladies, gents and non-binary friends, welcome to the gayest article you may ever read. It is pride month, and as such I am currently basking in the rainbow-hued light that June seems to emit. My name is Isobel Tiernan, I am sixteen

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What’s a ‘Normal’ Family Anyway?

If you follow us on Instagram (and why wouldn’t you?) you’ll know that we’ve been having serious chats over there lately about what “Normal” families look like, and hearing stories from readers whose family dynamic has changed over the years, or who don’t have the traditional “Mom and Dad” set up. Human science describes a

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YouTuber Keelin Moncreiff On Family Breakups

It was around Christmas time, my siblings and I were sitting at my kitchen table having your average Irish fry-up provided by Mum, who was 3 feet away in the kitchen cleaning up. My 11 or 12 year old little sister had naively asked if dad would be joining us on our summer holidays the next

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When Music Send The Wrong Message: By Daisy

The music industry is a complex, diverse place. Women in the music industry are often seen as strong, as powerful, and as just plain badass. But recently, I’ve seen a new wave of music and songs by female artists that glorify and glamorise abusive relationships. These songs paint these women as submissive, and as powerless.

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV: By Eiman

From the 6th of May to the 3rd of June this year, Muslims around the globe are supposedly starving themselves for 30 days straight in the name of Allah (God). I can without a shadow of a doubt, debunk this rumour. We don’t starve ourselves; we fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days straight.

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Look How Far I’ve Come: By Libby

Dear Reader, I don’t care who you are. For all I know, you’re a 44 year old man trying to figure out what’s going on in his daughter’s head. Or perhaps you’ve finished your exams and you’re anxious about your results. As I said before, I don’t care. Because that’s not what’s important. What’s important,

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Working Girls! Joanne Devaney, Sheep Shearer 🐑

21 Year Old Joanne Devaney from beautiful Sligo  spends most of her time with her furry friends, turning them into less-furry friends. Joanne is a sheep shearer, and has been known to provide up to 200 haircuts on a given day. Growing up in the shadow of Benbulben mountain, Joanne has spent her entire life

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Diet Culture can go and Suck It: By Megan

Skinny teas, appetite suppressant lollipops, protein shakes, zero calorie noodles… aka money making strategies of corporations who benefit off our insecurities. It needs to stop. It saddens me to hear people talk about diets. I’m not shaming people who do, but I think they should be made aware about what it is they’re actually talking

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How To Be Truly Supportive

Its so hard to be supportive to a friend who is struggling. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we put our big old foot in our bigger old mouths. Its so easy to roll out the same old clichés time and time again. Telling someone who is having a dark day to just “Be Positive” is

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How To Get Yourself a Summer Job

Summa is coming, and your parents pockets are only so deep, so its time to find yourself a job. But how do you make that happen when you have no experience? Tip 1: Don’t get your Mammy to go around the town handing out CV’s. Every time a Mammy hands in a CV it goes straight into

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Why You Urgently Need To Watch Wingman: By Daisy

The best show on television right now has to be- Wingman. This RTE show had a lot to live up to. We had already all fallen in love with Baz Ashmawy and his amazing mother from “50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy”, and the trailers, ads and promo promised that this would be the unmissable

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Nailing No Makeup May: By Naoishe

You alone are enough:  Maya Angelou Last week I began the No make-up in May challenge in support of a campaign started by Sze Sze Yuan from the ‘Who Is Olivia Foundation’ https://whoisolivia.org/ to fight back against the unrealistic standards set by the beauty industry for women.  Most of us girls like to wear make up

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Your Starter Guide to Reusable Period Products

Let’s talk periods! If you’ve been thinking about trying some reusable period products this is the blog for you! First off, why use reusable period products? Girls and menstruators will have their period for 6 and a half years of their lives. And over their lifetime they’ll use 11,000 disposable period products, spending €132 on

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Roz Purcell Gets Real About Body Image

You guys know Roz Purcell right? She’s one of Ireland’s most successful models ever and so beautiful she will burn your eyes. Yesterday, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, Roz  posted two side by side pictures on Instagram sharing the challenges she has had with her own mental health, self-acceptance and body image.   View

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Remembering Kelly Catlin: By Amber

This is a beautiful post, written by Amber, which is very sad and features discussion on mental health and suicide… Kelly Catlin. Speak her name. Out loud. Will you remember it? You’ve likely heard of her death on the news, but that was over two months ago, and news moves fast, our lives moves faster,

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